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for joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will get to meteorologist steve rudin. it is cold out there. >> it is. we have the potential for even more winter weather as we move through the workweek and school week until. 33 at dulles airport 32 in winchester, 28 in cumberland. look at the bottom of your screen. area of low pressure will remain to the south of us today. that will bring confuse sprinkles to fredericksburg in the early morning. not going to amount to noa lot. there could be winter weather tomorrow night. highs today in the low 50's. >>> clearing overnight construction. prince george's county near pennsylvania avenue. and on the beltway at john hanson highway. that is gone. normal on 95 between fredericksburg and baltimore. a good ride between leesburg and tysons on the dulles greenway and the dulles toll road. 270 southbound looks like this, and running smoothly. now to a news. >>> investigators are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a pizza delivery driver. this happened around 8:30 last nig
. great to have you join us on a monday morning. traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden is standing by with traffic. we start with steve rudin. the snowfall yesterday did not amount to much but we set a record at dulles. >> we shattered the old record at dulles international airport with a sense of an inch of snow. the old record was in 1983, just a trace. tbd.com to read about it. mainly clear skies to the north cloud approaching from the south and west. maybe a shower south of fredericksburg this morning, but nothing that will amount to a lot. temperatures well below average for this time of year, mid to upper low 40's up to about 50 degrees. the potential for more winter weather is on the way. details are coming up in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> looks good in the district, no problems around the beltway. quiet headed north into baltimore, south into richmond and to the airport is clear. no problems on 270. fairfax police, prince william stafford, no troubles. things are decent. newschopper 7 in a little while. we will be looking at springfield in '95 that lo
morning, washington. thanks for joining us on a thursday, i am alison starling. >> i am pamela brown. thanks for being here. we begin with traffic and weather. we will check with lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. a drop in temperatures. >> that's true. and there's a wind chill. let's look at the temperatures. 26 and upper marlborough, 28 in alexandria, 26 in fairfax. the wind chill is near 20 degrees. in hagerstown and northern maryland there are wind chills in the teens. we broke 60 degrees yesterday. low 50's's today. .ow 40's partly cloudy and cold tonight. mid to upper 20's tonight. high temperatures around 50 tomorrow. warming up to nearly 60 by saturday and sunday. rain on sunday. probably a soaking with good accumulation. now to lisa baden for the commute. >>> they are doing overnight construction on the inner loop side near 202. hot lanes project work is being cleared from the beltway. between the american legion bridge and the wilson bridge, that is. looks good on 66, 95 in maryland and virginia as well. in alexandria there's a water main break. edsal
for joining us on a thursday morning. i am alison starling. >> good morning. iambs and a simpson. traffic and weather every ten minutes first. first, meteorologist steve rudin. >> good morning. rumbles of thunder during the early morning. just a few lingering showers for the rush hour as well as patchy fog. the 43 degrees at dulles, 44 at winchester 43 in cumberland, 54 in petersburg. temperatures will remain below average the next several days. the moisture is moving off the coast. there's one more batch of rain to the west of us and it could send all little sleet to the north of us. a few more rainshowers to go just enough to keep the pavement wet. highs today in the mid to upper 40's. sunshine this afternoon. >>>. accident >. -- accident in maryland. it is the ramp from the inner for overnight employees to be allowed to take scheduled m -- scheduled naps. >>> this morning in the bill workers were hurt after they were exposed to a dangerously high levels of radiation in japan and were sent to the hospital for treatment. parents in tokyo stocking up on bottled water. tap water is contami
for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first, traffic and weather. we will check in with lisa baden shortly. meteorologist adam caskey is up first, because it has been a dramatic change. >> yes, cold front moving through the region in late february and early march, packing a plunge in terms of temperatures. yesterday morning we were in low 40's. right now we are in the 30's. 35 in the district, 30 in hagerstown, 32 incumbent, 36 in quantico, 40 in lexington park. temperatures are still falling as we go through the morning before sunrise at 6:41. highs today around 49 or 50. mostly sunny skies tomorrow and a little breezy. it will be mild with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50's tomorrow afternoon. then temperatures dropped to a low 40's on thursday. the next chance of precipitation is on sunday. that's it for the forecast. >>> the third street tunnel is closed southbound. you cannot get into the tunnel from the york avenue because of an accident that happened overnight. our documented a crash. the southbound direction is closed. -- they are documented in a
sides digging in. the colonel and the rebels. what if anything should the u.s. do now? >>> the latest singer to give back the gadhafi money. >>> the cold case cracked, the man who targeted women for more than a decade and the one simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the discovery at the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. snapping utility poles. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage windler leads us off. >> reporter: three suspected tornados touched down within 15 minutes of each other in south
. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us on this tuesday. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is back from his break. it is hard to believe it is almost april. >> the average high today is almost 60. we will probably be in the low 50's this afternoon. the last days have been in the 40's. another cold day today. let's look at the satellite and radar. clear skies. a few clouds of to the west. we will see some of that in our region later today. a mostly sunny day. the clouds will roll into night and will bring a wintry mix tomorrow. 28 degrees in hagerstown, 29 in quantico, 27 in culpeper, 37 in lexington park, 28 in gaithersburg. mostly sunny, low to mid 50's today. cloudy tomorrow with light mixed precipitation with limited accumulation in the higher elevations out west. >>> looks good around the beltway, interstate travel, looks good out of southern maryland looks good between annapolis and cheverly. no troubles on 95 or the b-w parkway. 270 southbound beginning to build in volume at urbana. moving nicely at father hurley boulevard. 6
story. he's doing great. he and his owners are going to join us, along with the brave men who saved his life. they're going to be meeting each other and talking to each other for the first time since the accident happened. look how cute elmo is. >> they have special doggie respirators. >> i did not know that. >>> also on this sunday morning, there's a popular young pastor provoking an uproar. why he seems to be arguing that hell does not exist and why some of his fellow christians are now outraged and even throwing around the term heresy. >>> we'll start with the deadly weather. chikage windler joins us this morning with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, dan. the storm sadly turned deadly with one young mother dead and 11 injured. we'll look at the possibility of more heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes. one twister slammed into the small town of rain, louisiana. winds reached up to 135 miles per hour. flipping this mail truck like it was a toy. more than 100 homes and businesses were severely damaged. when the tomorrow hit, this young mother was with her newborn
, are surging toward $4 per gallon. in response, u.s. officials are considering tapping into oil reserves. >> the issue of the reserves is one we are considering. it has been done in very rare occasions. >> most of us have been unable to ignore the surge in gas prices. the current national average for a gallon of gas is $3.50 per gallon. that is up 33 cents in just the past month. it is up 75 cents from a year ago. we heard william daley talk about the strategic oil reserve. can this be a substitute to? >> there are 327 million barrels, approximately that is good for what they say will be a couple of months of energy consumption for the united states. but i do not know if this will actually be a move they will make. it is a very rare thing that they do. it happens when different gulfcoast states are hit by hurricanes or when we were involved in kuwait in 1991 and 1992. the administration would be making a huge statement if they move to do it appeared >> it is a last resort for us. but the gas prices continued to rise and the obama administration is looking for other ways to respond. what
group was 14-17. was beaten byman teenagers at one station. told us safety should be priority. >> for the amount we are paying ride, security should be paramount. >> metro says many of the cameras have been there since 1976. images are too poor to hold up in court. new cameras will be high resolution. >> they will know who the are and i would feel safe. >> but for some, it is not enough. >> a lot of this stuff is happening on the trains and platforms. something is better than nothing but they need to go beyond that. >> metro may be adding a of enforcement of existing is already spread too thin. >>> we are falling breaking news leak in gaithersburg. newschopper 7 is near the area. is where a construction hit a natural gas pipe. crews have evacuated a nearby building. looking for a serial bank robber in virginia. this shows the same man running branches in arlington and alexandria. he robbed a bank on december 14. then the same man robbed a bank america on north washington street and one in alexandria. the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. >>> we are falling m
of the american f-15 that crash landed. the two-man crew ejected. u.s. officials say they are fine. >> one crew member was recovered by coalition forces and the other crew member was recovered by the people of libya. >> the landed in eastern libya an area in control of rebel forces. the plane went down because of mechanical problems, it was not shot down. even though coalition forces have all but destroyed libyan [unintelligible] >> democracy can be imposed from the outside. it must -- cannot be imposed from the outside. it must spring from within. >> the libyan government claims forces are doing more harm to the libyan people than good. >> many civilians were killed last night so what is happening is the british government is killing more civilians to protect civilians. >> how does robert gates feel about that? >> it is almost as though some people here are taking at face the liu gaddafi's claims which are outright lies. >> a short time ago gaddafi told a crowd of reporters his resilience and not afraid of the coalition bombs. >> a former lulu lemon employee is talking to us about the bethes
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us on this early thursday morning. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. good morning. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has the latest on what is a cold forecast after a beautiful afternoon yesterday. >> sister there was perfect, considering it is early march. it was in the low to mid 60's yesterday with sunshine. today it will be a lot colder. we are feeling the effects already. 25 in upper marlborough, 28 in currently. alread the wind chills are in the teens and 20's. temperatures in the 20's, a cold start, clear skies, sunshine, near 40 this afternoon. low 40's locally and maybe upper 30's in outlying areas. tomorrow will be a little warmer, near 50, which is average for this time of year. by sunday, a widespread area of rain. >>> around the beltway looks good. no problems on 95, 66, the greenway, the toll road, 270, 70, baltimore-washington parkway. route 4 and about five, giving you the all clear on 210. normal service systemwide on metro rail. this is video
. the family was in court but not talking to the victims' families or to us. one man repeatedly tried to block our camera. prosecutors say after the crash he left the scene. >> he picked up my brother's arm, dropped it, got in the car and drove away. people who strike gears are more compassionate than that. >> members of the fbi were a special pen who -- in honor. the man was driving on an unrestricted license and the laws need to change. >> they need to stop treating criminals like they are victims. >> he will be sentenced on may 18th. he could get anywhere from three months to eight years. they could give more or less time. >>> a d.c. school principal is under investigation after a student accused him of attacking her. the alleged incident happened this morning in southeast. family members say the students as the principal pulled the student's hair and hit her. officials say the principle was involved in a physical altercation trade no charges were filed in both parties are being investigated. >> sources from the health department say the agency as close to announcing rules on t
, but temperatures below average. showers are beginning to break apart to the west of us across front royal and winchester and martinsburg. we could see a little sleet to the north of us for the next couple hours or so, not a point to amount to a lot. lingering morning showers give way to a gradual clearing 47-52 degrees. the extended outlook in a few minutes. now to lisa baden with traffic. >>> looks good on 66 and 95 and the beltway. overnight work on 95. 270, 95 in and out of baltimore looks good between frederick and the beltway. nothing complicated out of southern maryland. the pavement is dry. that will change. there is a complication in landover maryland. inner loop, the first exit for 50 the exit ramp closed because of the crash. >>> two murders two days and two blocks apart. >> this morning a suspect is in custody and charged with the deaths of two men in olney. the accused killer is due to appear in district court in rockville later today. if brianne carter is standing by with details. good morning. >> good morning. the suspect is expected to face a judge later today. authorities
. >> stay with us for "good morning amer >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a policeman, cash, and a fake sting. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first, traffic and weather. lisa baden is here. adam caskey has the temperatures. >> of cold start today location. 35 in the district and in frederick, 27 in winchester, 30 in quantico, 38 in lexington park. baltimore at 30. below freezing at many locations. 35 at reagan national. low 50's's for the high temperature, partly cloudy. tonight, dropping down to near and above freezing. not as cold tonight. mostly cloudy tomorrow. grain by tomorrow evening. rain. thursday looks like a washout. moderate to heavy showers. there's a flood watch late wednesday into a thursday. the bulk of the moisture will follow through all the data on thursday. highs in the 50's on thursday and friday. now to lisa baden. >>> overnight construction on 295 northbound at 11th street bridge. there are temporary closures during the overnight. should be gone by 5:00. that's for the next coupl
planes tried to land at reagan national airport. a passenger on board one of the flights spoke with us only. pamela brown joins us with details. good morning. >> good morning. you can imagine how it would appeal to be a passenger on a flight over the potomac just minutes away from landing when the pilot goes over the loudspeaker and says there's no help from a background -- from the ground. revelations that lone air traffic controller was asleep on the ground has raised bigger questions about staffing at airports across the country. >> i blame whoever put one person in the tower control at 12:00 midnight. >> he was coming from a flightmiami. >> the captain came over the speaker and said you won't believe this but we cannot get in contact with tower control we don't have clearance. >> radio transmission between an american airlines pilot and a regional air controller 40 miles away reveals the pilots was met with radio silence from reagan national after already circling around the airport once. >> nobody is answering. so you can expect to go in as an on-controlled airport. >> moments lat
>> thank you for joining us today. it is pepco's pricey plan to keep the lights on, but will it work? a new report is bringing up some major doubts. brae and carter is at pepco headquarters with the details. >> over the past year there has been a lot of criticism from customers that when the storms roll in, the power goes out. pepco has put a new plan in place. the report says that it may not be enough. >> this pepco customer says the power in her home is not consistent and is frustrating. >> especially because my mom is disabled. if i have the lights on, the things that she needs to get around, it is hard. >> last year, pepco put a multimillion-dollar plan in place to trim trees, of great power lines, and replace underground lines. but according to a new report, it may not be making service any better. while restoration efforts worked reasonably good, pepco needed to be more proactive rather than reactive. reports also show that trees are the primary cause of most potentially preventable outages. in addition, the report says -- >> it is a work in progress. as you s
. >> in an overwhelming majority, the u.s. supreme court has ruled that a fundamentalist churches with anti-gay messages that protests outside military generals arc -- military funerals are protected under the first amendment. snyder died in a non-combat related vehicle accident in iraq. they picketed outside his md. funeral in 2006. the marines father reacted to the high court's decision. >> we found out today that we can no longer bury our dead in the cemetery with dignity. >> the kansas based church has protested outside hundreds of military funerals. he filed a lawsuit accusing the church of the intensely inflicting emotional distress. the marines father initially won a multimillion-dollar settlement, which was brought out on appeal. the lawyer for the church said, that they expected this outcome. >> this is a victory for the first amendment. >> his father showed frustration that the supreme court's will never have to deal with what many grieving military families will now face in the future. >> these justices do not have to worry about this because the westboro baptist church will never get anywher
the handling of the situation. thanks so much for joining us. right now the president is to feel the heat from congress and will address the nation. he say?l >> he will be under pressure to things.w will have to show there are discernible time frames and objectives here. this is something he was very specific about. he will be under pressure to lay clear concerns so we don't this on in definitely. try to show it is not just the u.s. but our allies nato who are very much involved in this. perhaps we will hear it the of this in a global way. if we don't show this is unacceptable for muammar gaddafi down, then other feel they have a s to do this without international community coming down on them. t that was secretary earlier thatg not in imminent and not a vital national interest. how can the usa -- how can the --. say >> a lot of people did perk up for signs are looking dissent. that was a signal not everyone is on the same page. initially president obama signaled there was not going to anything imminent and were not clear. then we had this no-fly zone, so amongis a sense isgressional leaders t
thanks for joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. it is a winter morning with a damp, cold air. >> it will look like it's especially later this morning and into the midday. cold rain mixed with snow flakes at times. it will look like winter. but no stimulation except for the highest elevations far north and west of the metro. it's 34 in hagerstown, 39 in winchester and culpeper. 41 in quantico. we have clouds moving overhead right now, but rain showers are still locked in the west. they will slowly push into the region later this morning into the mid day. some areas of cold rain mixed with wet snowflakes at times. temperatures holding steady, then dropping a little in the afternoon, near 40 degrees. scattered sprinkles tomorrow, not a washout. >>> slowly developing is the traffic flow. we will show you how things are developing nicely in landmark on 395. traffic on the right is headed to the pentagon. this is the beltway at university boulevard, looks good in both directions. newschopper 7 in a little while. now to
, some could become severe. by 6:00 in the evening the storms of to the west of us. by 10:00 this evening just to the east of d.c. in the overnight and early morning tomorrow, steady showers. tomorrow afternoon into friday, skies will begin to clear. it will get very cold. mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms later today. 53-68 degrees. much warmer to the south of us in fredericksburg. let's get an update on traffic with lisa baden. >>> getting slow on 95 and 66. still good on 395 inside the beltway, and no accidents across the wilson bridge, moving to the other side of town, 95 in and out of baltimore look good. 95 at 295, there was a crash but that will be gone soon. there's wet pavement on 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we begin with new details from the disaster in japan. authorities have once again increased the death toll. the natural disasters or likely killed 18,000 people. at least 9400 people are confirmed dead. thousands are still missing. rising smoke this morning prompted a new evacuation of workers trying to stabilize japan's kubota nuclear plant. >>> our top st
shipped to el salvador today. he will deal with sensitive u.s. policy is used like immigration, narcotics, and gun trafficking. last night the president of chile hosted a dinner for the president and mrs. obama. mr. obama called for a new partnership between u.s. and latin america. >>> collisions strikes continue targeting gaddafi's forces in libya. u.s. military officials say the assault on libyan air defenses have been successful and that the no-fly zone will be extended. emily schmidt has been tracking the latest developments overnight and has the latest. >> good morning. moammar gaddafi has kept a low profile the past couple days, no signs of him amid all the signs of a no-fly zone expanding. this isn't the fourth day after three nights of coalition forces targeting libya. they have gained control of libyan airspace over the eastern part of the country. now the focus is expanding towards the capital of tripoli. the u.s. continues to say that gaddafi himself is not a target. president obama yesterday said that he has called for gaddafi to step down, but the military action is solely ai
to burglarize. she said that she could use the money. she drove to this safeway on saturday. she turned her police radio on. the informant left with a crowbar and returned the vehicle with $1,050 and a white substance suspected to be crack cocaine. she was found in her apartment with $610 on her. officer green has been charged with attempted receipt of stolen property. >> i cannot believe they would take the chance and they could be watched by their officers at any time. >> i am not surprised. nothing surprises me. >> officer green who is on paid leave and refused to comment when she left court today. the police chief said we must be just as proactive about preventing corruption as we are about preventing crime. abc 7 news. >> a congressman from maryland plans to introduce a bill with controversy from a baptist church. they would ban protests during military hearings. this is in response to the supreme court decision that ruled that a church protest at military funerals are permitted under the constitution. it appears the state will crack down on cell phone use while driving. they approved
>> live and in hd this is abc 7 news on your side. >> thank you for joining us today. police in prince george's county are hunting for someone who gunned down a pizza delivery man. he was shot in the 6800 block of seat pleasant drive last night. it was a violent night. hours later, another man was murdered not far away. john gonzales is live with what we're learning about this. >> the victim who has not been identified by police today, was finishing up his work day yesterday. he arrived you're domino's pizza at noon and was on one of his final deliveries of the day at 8:30 p.m. 11 minutes of the call came in, he left the shop here and never returned. his manager tells us today he was only carrying $13. >> it was a. delivery only about two miles from the restaurant. but the delivery men who have worked here since 2008, it would be his last. gunned down in front of this seat pleasant apartment building. >> it is just horrible that repeats a person cannot do his job. >> residents heard multiple gunshots run a 30 p.m. last night. a resident found the working victim lying on the
on the ground in tripoli. good morning, washington. thanks for being with us on a tuesday morning. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. much more on this attrition in libya and the president's reaction in a few moments. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden, but adam caskey first. >>> it's good to be back. let's look at the numbers right now on this tuesday morning. 36 downtown, 30 in frederick 29 in hagerstown, 27 in petersburg 27 in culpeper, 36 in lexington park. clear skies will help temperatures. we will see a developing storm system to our south past to our south tomorrow, which will increase the cloud cover and give mixed precipitation throughout the day tomorrow. mostly sunny, low to mid 50's today. increasing clouds tonight mostly cloudy tomorrow with a light wintry mix with highs in the low to mid 40's, minimal accumulations. most of the snowflakes tomorrow will be glorified rainfall. >>> it's nice to have a quiet morning. delta construction in landover has cleared for the evening. we are good on the beltway at the american legion bridge, good through
it. >> yeah, we do. >>> first, the fierce winter weather back hitting us hard in spring. sam is out in a wintry mix. even though it's spring. >> yeah, it is a mix. we're getting a bounce off the jacket in the ice in the rain. mostly in times square, this is what we're dealing with. a little water to kick around. look at butler, new jersey, just 30 miles northwest. and a little elevation. you get snow out of the situation. and that's what the northeast is worried about. colder temperatures and some snow, even through tonight. there's plenty of places. we had 12 states with winter weather watches and advisories. 80 reports of severe weather. and damage from that weather. our barbara pinto is in winterset, iowa. and some twisters touched down. >> reporter: look at this. 1 of 16 tornadoes here in winterset, blowing this barn to bits. the tornado siren sounded around the dinner hour, sending people here and across the state, running for safety. this storm was powerful. it dumped golf ball-sized hail. tore roofs and siding from homes. toppled power lines. thankfully, no one was hurt. but
traveled to egypt to support a program. >> they pay us. it is a profit-making enterprise for us. >> the airfare costs $8,000. they remained suspicious but they are not ready yet to call for his ouster. >> if there is an issue, they will require him to refund the money. >> council members were told that udc's auditors investigating. they want to know to whom she reports. when they learned that the auditor reports to the president, they suggested an independent auditor. from the wilson building, sam ford, abc7 news. >>> and maryland congressman is pushing for a law to ban all protests at military generals. than double legislation today in response to last week's supreme court decision that ruled the anti-gay protests by the westboro baptist church protected by the first amendment. his bill would ban protests without violating free speech. >>> the suspect in the east coast rapist case is behind bars. a new search tool could have led to his arrest well before that. gail pennybacker joins us with more. it looks like this could solve other cold cases as well. is that right? >> it like
. richard reeve joins us live from mount vernon. >> it was in these woods back in january of 2000 that a young woman was raped, an 18 year-old woman forced against her will at knifepoint. in alexandria, relief that the man in this sketch known as the east coast. this is now under arrest. >> we are happy because they got him. >> they have identified him as aaron thomas. u.s. marshals arrested him at his home friday afternoon. >> i did not know what was going on. >> the neighbors were shocked to learn that he faced sex assault, burglary, and weapons charges in connection with 17 attacks, including 12 rapes in virginia, maryland, connecticut, and rhode island. investigators say dna evidence was crucial in solving these cases. about 12 cases have been linked by dna to the same offender. >> acting on a tip, the fbi put him under surveillance a couple days ago. >> we confirmed that thomas was the east coast. this. and among the 12 cases, an 18- year-old woman raped in these woods. residents who live across the street are grateful. >> that is wonderful that our technology can do this. it
morning, washington. we are glad you are here with us. i am alison starling. >> good morning. i am cynne simpson. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist steve rudin. >> we are looking at a quiet morning so far. just a few showers off to the north. that will change as a cold front approaches from the west later today. it is 47 in the district and at dulles. towards hagerstown and frederick and that's where the showers are falling, but not a lot. best -- but not a lot to the south of d.c. after thunderstorms will develop. 53-58 degrees for the high temperature. hours and storms will diminish tonight. low temperatures in the upper 30's. tomorrow daytime highs around 47-52. coming up, the extended outlook. first, to lisa baden for traffic. >>> overnight construction is out of the way near andrews air force base, by fedex field, into landover. they've completed a project in montgomery county on the al qaeda. -- on the outer loop. will go through loudoun county and on 28 thru sterling. and headed to fair oaks. no problems on the georg
of march. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for being with us. it is 6:00. there's breaking news downtown. first, adam caskey has lots of changes in the forecast. >> big changes. ups and downs in terms of the characters over the next week. that is typical of march. it's tuesday, march 1. notice the clouds have cleared out over the ocean. is an area of high-pressure selling over us and that will bring us sunshine today and tomorrow. that's pushing east. a southerly wind will kick in the bop are tempered results for tomorrow. it will be breezy tomorrow. it's 33 downtown right now. 32 at dulles airport. 37 in fredericksburg. highs in the upper 40's this afternoon with a lot of sunshine. near 60 degrees tomorrow, mostly sunny. let's go to lisa baden now. >>> accident investigation inside the southbound third street tunnel with an accident that occurred around 12:30 this morning. now the southbound tunnel is open. the lanes are reduced as you access from d street. traffic is no longer forced to pass the exit on new york avenue to go down before d street. now you can ac
are learning. good afternoon. what can you tell us? >> good afternoon. this is a terribly, terribly sad story. you described this as a quiet neighborhood. even coming up on the scene it seemed so quiet, to have such a horrible thing happened. a mother and two children, a toddler and a three-month old pulled up to the home where the children were going to spend the day with their grandmother. the mother was in the process of taking her children out of the car. she parked on a driveway with a very gentle incline. apparently the toddler started to say that the car was moving. the mother by that time had the infant in her arms. the car started moving. she made an effort to try to protect her children. you can hear the police describe what happened next. >> the mother pulled into the driveway of the residence. our understanding was that the car started to back up. she started to protect her children, at which time the car ran over her and the infant. the toddler was also injured but not seriously. >> we had an opportunity to speak with a neighbor who heard the mother screaming and try to run out a
>> and i'm elizabeth vargas. for all of us at >> a few clouds and just little on the chilly side right now. >> a few clouds and just little on the chilly side right now. get ready >>> 14 years of terror may be over. police say they have caught the east coast rapist and that local ties to our region. paying the price to protect the public. >> we would like for metro to let us board the train while we are patrolling. now the message from the guardian angels to the metro. a bold new plan targeting everyone in maryland. and why the roads of fairfax county are far more dangerous than you may think. >> like and then hd. >>> detectives say they have got him. we begin tonight with the rest of 14 years in the making of the so-called east coast rate is. tonight we have learned that he has significant ties to virginia and maryland. we are live at the site of one of the most recent attacks. >> certainly there is a collective sigh of relief that a suspect is in custody. he is from new haven, connecticut, and authorities tellus a cigarette butt was a crucial piece of evidence in his capture. a
0 on this thursday. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am cynne simpson. we begin with meteorologist steve rudin this morning. >> looking at a few showers out cited this hour, but nothing compared to what we have ice nights with the thunderstorms and the heavy rain. look at the satellite and radar. beginning to break apart. as we look at live super doppler radar, it is to the south and west of the d.c. metro. front royal, culpeper, look for showers over the next couple hours and even a little patchy fog. clearing by lunchtime. high temperatures in the upper 40's to around 50. the extended outlook is coming up. >>> i have a great picture. there was an accident overnight that we have been talking about for several hours. i am glad to tell you that everything is gone. inner loop at 50 toward annapolis. the longstanding truck accident has been cleared from the ramp. they will come back after 9:00 to complete the cleanup. a substantial amount of fuel spilled. 95 normal backup starting to grow. that is the scenario on 66 and 270 out of frederick. back to you. >> thank yo
block of seat pleasant drive. john gonzales joins us from police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. >> good morning. the suspect is still on the loose. the victim has not been identified, but we understand he was a delivery man for domino's pizza. police believe the shooting might have been a robbery but an official motive has not been determined. this happened at 8:30 last night. president found the victim lying on the ground. other residents reportedly heard multiple gunshots in that area. the man was pronounced dead before arriving at the hospital. police are looking into whether there's any connection between that, and the one this morning at a gas station in capitol heights a couple hours ago. not far apart geographically. the man was shot last night at least one time. this is now four homicides in the county in four days. it appears now there are at least 24 homicides in prince george's county so far this year. reporting live from the restored as county police headquarters, john gonzales. >>> investigators are looking for the cause of a two-alarm fire tha
morning. thanks for joining us. let's get started with traffic and weather. lisa baden has the traffic situation. we begin with steve rudin. >> we are looking at a few showers as we start our wednesday morning. not going to amount to much for the morning, but later this afternoon you will need an umbrella. the doppler radar shows chores mainly to the north and east of d.c. quickly moving across the del mar peninsula -- del marmarva peninsula. -- the doppler radar shows showers. there will be thunderstorms this afternoon and some could be heavy. highs today in the 50's, even warmer in the south -- i temperatures in the 60's. >>> no problems on ddot. coming through southeast northeast, and northwest d.c., looks good. there's a quick picture and this is 270 southbound out of montgomery county, you need the windshield wipers. >>> police are searching for a possible link between two murders in montgomery county. the victims were shot just blocks apart over the past few days. brianne carter joins us from olney with details on this. good morning. >> good morning. these have both happened with
. they transported one other person. witnesses tell us what they saw. >> i came out and saw the officer laid out in the st.. -- the street. pretty much trying to patch it up and put him in the car and moving in the direction of the helicopter. a pretty brutal accident, you know. >> i have lived here many years and i've heard many accidents right here. >> park police have yet to release the identity of the officer. metropolitan police are still investigating, trying to determine what happened. it is unclear whether the officer was traveling to a call when this all up and. again, they say he sustained serious injuries and it is not known whether or not they are life-threatening good as far as the traffic goes, the northbound lanes of the 395 remain closed at this point. we have seen a substantial back up because of it. such comments are getting better >> -- -- southbound lanes are getting by with one blocked. . >> two people are dead and two others are injured after an attack on a bus carrying u.s. air force airmen in germany. shots were fired at the bus this morning as it sat in front of the term
heightens the defiant mood of loyalists. >> as the u.s. strains under a third military operation in the islamic world, nato is preparing to take over command from the no-fly zone. this comes hours after a french flame -- a french plane hit an airplane in the no-fly zone. a day earlier a f-15 crew was down by mechanical failure in eastern libya. >> we saw his flair on the ground. we got eyes on his position. >> but the rescue crew says recovery was a moment of triumph and disaster averted. >> we had him in sight and said we're going to go in. >> while the libyan government says they are complying, the un security council says libya is in violation. >> they have claimed they have instituted a cease-fire. we see no evidence that is the case. >> the u.s. general who has been overseeing the effort sabre -- said he would have liked to have had more time to prepare. >> he was slaughtering his own people and you can't stand by. by that time, it may have become a moot point. >> a wave of democratic revolution is still sweeping the region. in yemen the nation's top general st
threat to the u.s.? it was not a vital national interest. >> in interest because gaddafi to slaughter his own people. saypresident is expected to to avert aickly humanitarian disaster. when asked if u.s. involvement of thest until the end no one knows. >> this policy has been by indecision and delay. they say it is humanitarian by gaddafi must go. >> pushing west towards aaa, retaking town after town they had lost recently. towardsng west tripoli. it would be a symbolic victory. >> i think we will pass through without a major fight. forces have been weakened. we believe they will not fight. >> the president will address nation tomorrow night. we will carry that live right here. >>> metro is marking a big day tomorrow. more than 50,000 people rode the rails that day. only five stations on the red line existed. stops acrosshas 86 different lines. the cherry now to festival. trip to the tidal the chillyte temperatures. the blossoms still looked beautiful today. kite festival was postponed e of the snowy forecast. the cherry blossom parade is april 9. abc7 will broadcast it live. what will th
. >> it gave us a lot of concern. a special aba we thought it might be unsafe. >> -- especially when we thought it would be unsafe. >> i noticed there was some white stuff. we need to do something. >> the bomb squad is still in the house right now. they have not determined what is in the box. they are also not ready to move a yet. they are taking this very slowly. if anything develops, we will let you know what is going on. back to our top story. the supreme court allowing coralline hateful protests at military funerals. >> good afternoon. we are disappointed in today's the ruling. italy's military families without meaningful legal recourse when they're targeted for abuse by the westboro baptist church. we fought the good fight. those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. despite the end result, i am proud of our legal team. these people from kansas have savaged -- this gentleman from pennsylvania is the only one u.s. had the courage to stand up and fight this thing the court system while his heart was breaking. amidst all this legal wrangling that we are discussing today, i
with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> 5:08. time for traffic and weather. >> let's get to brian van de graaff with the latest on tuesday. >> at the tuesday ladies. getting started with mild air. city six downtown, they seven in warrenton, 57-- 57 in warrenton. 56 downtown. tonight temperatures will slip down into low 40's. gray and cloudy tomorrow morning with afternoon storms possible. we will be in a 50's to more. showers early thursday. sunshine on friday with highs around 50. late saturday into sunday, a couple shallowowers in low 40's. >>> the morning rush hour is starting to do its thing because of the volume we are watching, starting to increase. travel times in your favor of 95 between fredericksburg and springfield and between washington and baltimore. 270, a bond of the headlights in this camera leaping germantown all the way to the lane divide. a few of your neighbors hitting the roads. still in good shape good 66 and 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:10, 56 degrees. >> details on a massive road construction projects and how it c
address. rebecca cooper joins us now on what the president hopes to accomplish. >>> the president hopes to explain to his supporters and critics by libya is important to u.s. national security. the president was that a multicultural school in the northwest today when riot that he was asked why he was spending money in libya when the school spending is lagging. libya was not what he wanted to focus on today. >> i will be addressing this issue tonight and i have already addressed that on several occasions including on your program. our involvement is going to be limited, both in time and scope. >> voters say they need a president to better explain the u.s. involvement. >> i want to hear from him why he feels is necessary to send troops over there. >> we are still boosting military spending but cutting all of these important programs, so i feel it is a problem. >> as the fights ray john, there are complaints from republicans and some democrats -- as the fighting rages on, there are complaints. on the ground, rebels are cheering. gaining strength that thanks to the air strikes by coalition
. the embattled leader threatens another vietnam in the u.s. intervenes, as he rides his golf cart through tripoli. >>> the presidential race begins today. campaign 2012 kicks off, as the first republican challengers to president obama announce they're ready to run. >>> fighting for his kids. charlie sheen launches a custody showdown. his soon-to-be ex-wife says he threatened her life. calls him insane. but admits her own struggle with addiction. so, where do the twin boys really belong? >>> and hang on. a woman hangs on to the hood of a car. how did she hold on tight for 35 miles and survive? >>> hello, everyone. we have a lot to get to this morning. starting out with more information about that terrorist attack against americans in germany. two service members killed. two others wounded at the frankfurt airport. german authorities now indicating that the gunman who fired on the american troops at close range was driven by islamic extremism. apparently he was yelling allah akbar. was he a lone wolf? or did he have help? >> we're going to answer the questions right away. >>> and a look at serena w
today, and alleged gunman is in custody 24 hours after the attack that left two u.s. troops dead and another two wounded. the suspect opened fire and a bus full of air men outside the frankfurt airport and there are new signs that terrorism was the reason behind it. >> authorities say the gunmen who was a muslim rates in germany has confessed to an act of terror, her assault on friendly soil. >> i am saddened and outraged by this attack. we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. >> the bullet that killed the driver came through this window, striking a bus carrying more than one dozen u.s. air man coming from an airbase in england and route to ramstein airbase in germany. authorities say the gunman pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and began firing over and over shouting god is great in arabic. the shooter got off nine rounds killing two arabs and critically wounding two others. one is gun jammed, the gunmen made his way to the terminal but was tackled by a u.s. airman and german police. >> german chancellor angela merkel said she is dismayed and pro
away. >> this incident has given us cause to look at this and we will review this situation and make a decision. >> some travelers wonder if it is from grueling schedules and fatigue. >> i wonder who puts one person and a tower control slaby -- slaby. >> they point to deadly consequences. this 2006, air crash in lexington, ky directedhad an overwhelmed traffic controller who made a mistake. >> one person would coordinate the emergency equipment. >> after they landed, the pilots told them all that he knew there were not in airplanes down below but was not sure about anything else. the flight safety foundation of alexandria is against the decision today to add an extra overnight controller, saying that the extra $6 million salary is not worth it. >> thank you. >>> we are following breaking news from the district. emergency workers have been on the scene on the 1200 block of every street in northeast washington for hours to pull in and from a trench. -- to pull a man from a trench. >> it has been a cold and harsh evening. in an instant, a construction worker found and saberi alive. res
the radiation and right up to the gates of the leaking nuclear plant and he asked to us check him with our geiger counter. >> under the hood. did you have the hood up? >> yes. as you approach the actual power plant itself you begin to feel more and more there. >> reporter: did anyone try to stop you? >> they were making the symbol like this which is -- >> reporter: an incredibly brave journa journey, though. not the smartest one. they believe at least a partial meltdown is going on, and some of the rods have begun to melt. >> we're going to bring in physicist michio kaku. when you hear about what is being reported, the multiple meltdown. what does it mean for radiation levels in japan and the people there? >> i think we're going to see more uncontrolled releases of radiation. at unit two, radiation are 100 times above normal level. workers had to be evacuated. you will get a lethal dose in just a few hours. what it means, water is in contact with melted fuel. melted fuel releases iodine in large quantities and that's what we find in units two and three. i think the facility has been low-ba
with another plane. a u.s. airways plane, pierced by a bullet? the inside stories of two very near misses. >>> and what is seaworld thinking? a year after killing his trainer, the largest orca in captivity will perform again this morning. >>> prince harry plunges into polar waters with our bob woodruff. speaking out about his brother's wedding plans. and preparing for his role as best man. >>> baby doll brawl. the doll that has parents in an uproar because it's teaching girls to breast-feed. is this too much too soon? >>> good morning, everyone. and, boy, facebook is lighting up with that controversy. >> uh-huh. you said you wouldn't mind. >> i don't think i would. we're going to get into that. >>> the latest it of japan. it's been three weeks since that earthquake. and the nuclear reactor is still not under control. they're trying everything to get it under control. the u.s. has sent over robots now. officials trying to contain all that radiation, also with a method that's never been used before. but we do have rare good news this morning from one of the top american experts sent over to
:00 on this wednesday, march 30. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment. we start with adam caskey. cold and damp. >>> that will be the main next couple the days. will warm up slowly next few days. l have drained off and on as a few wet snowflakes today especially later this morning. we should see more development area later this morning through the next couple days. now the district, temperatures dropping a little. 39 atmartinsburg, culpeper. near 40 today with areas of rain mixing with wet snow ne.imes, light rain and sprinkles with temperatures in 40's.w >>> newschopper 7 is flying the baltimore-washington near 175, notsa, bad. side ofnd is the right the screen. deadlights heading north toward baltimore. distraction at 175 and nsa. other side of town looks good. this is 395 near edsall road. now to news. >>> to check the forecast any tbd.com.ay, log on to >>> a fredericks students under arrest, accused of bringing a school.un to >> this happened yesterday at school andigh trying toors are why he cam
million in support for education. that is why customers told us they do not mind the extra cost. >> i think that is a plus for the schools. it is worth it to me. >> you have to get money wherever you can come in since i do not drink anymore, go for it. >> behind the counter they fear what that will mean. >> i think that will take away our business. >> certainly there will be an intense lobbying effort. supporters of this measure say it is not just about dollars and cents. they say it is fine with them if people buy and abuse alcohol and the state of maryland just a little less. >> our by hours of threats and response. the radiation the years in japan is changing. radiation in seawater is more than 3000 times the legal limit. today we have learned the plant president is being treated at a hospital. the very latest on his condition in new developments coming up at 6:00. and >>> it was 30 years ago this day that president ronald reagan was shot. president reagan and the white house press secretary and two others were injured. spher>> 30 years later he is still here. i want
gunman or act of terror? two u.s. airmen dead after an attack at a german airport. a sign of spring. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us. 6:00 on this thursday, march 3. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather. there's a water main break in alexandria, but let's begin with adam caskey in this crazy because of weather. >>> crazy in terms of temperatures. up again yesterday in the 60's. down again today. it's a roller-coaster ride that typical in march. beautiful outside this morning, but it is cold. 28 in the district, 19 in frederick, 21 in cumberland, 30 in lexington park. when you factor in the wind, it feels like we are in the teens. the sunshine will lock us into the low 40's this afternoon. for the high temperature downtown today. partly cloudy and cold tonight in the 20's. around 50 degrees tomorrow, garlic cloudy. chance of rain on sunday. now to lisa baden. >>> there's a crash. someone pulled over on the beltway. let's take you to liv
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
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